The geology of Point Reyes National Seashore

Although not as widely known as Yellowstone and Yosemite, Point Reyes National Seashore is particularly loved by residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. Just an hour's drive from downtown San Francisco, Point Reyes feels a world away and provides a welcome refuge from urban life. Most also know that the San Andreas fault (SAF) extends through the park and...

Darwin marveled at the terraces and gravel, and so do we

We are now at 50 degrees latitude, at the lovely little town of Puerto Santa Cruz, located on the south bank of Rio Santa Cruz not far west of where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. In 1834, during his voyage on the Beagle, Darwin entered this river and traveled up it until he could see the cordillera (the Andes)....

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Karen (here with Mt. Shasta in background) is a geology professor emerita who aims to provide a "pocket geologist" for world travelers. Follow the blog to explore the landscapes of our planet and figure out what causes them to look the way they do.

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